RWG Picked For Assembly, Testing Of Siemens’ SGT-A05
By Jack Burke19 June 2018
Siemens has appointed RWG as its partner for new assembly and testing of the latest technology SGT-A05 (KB7 HE) gas turbine.
RWG’s selection follows a competitive tender process, evaluating potential suppliers based on stringent cost, quality and delivery performance criteria, Siemens said.
Under this new agreement, RWG’s Houston, Texas, USA facility is responsible for all aspects of this new build program including sub-assembly, dynamic balance, engine assembly and factory acceptance testing, prior to release to Siemens.
“Award of this new build program opens a new chapter in our relationship with Siemens,” said Mark Paterson, executive vice president of RWG Inc. “RWG’s Houston team has over 40 years of experience with the SGT-A05 gas turbine, so will deploy this knowledge and expertise to ensure all new-build engines meet the highest quality standards and deliver reliable performance for Siemens’ global customer base. Securing this contract underpins RWG’s long-term relationship with the original equipment manufacturer and provides continuity of employment for our highly skilled personnel in Houston.”
Siemens has sold more than 1675 of the SGT-A05 gas turbines for industrial use worldwide. There are currently three variants delivering between 4.0 MW and 5.8MW, all with multi-fuel capability. The popularity of this gas turbine has ensured a global customer base of 500 operators, spanning 53 countries and accumulating more than 123 million operating hours since entry to service in 1963. The SGT-A05 (KB7 HE) is the latest variant in this successful gas turbine family, offering improved performance and efficiency for Oil & Gas and Industrial Power Generation market applications.
Our proven aero-derivative gas turbine SGT-A05 (KB7 HE) upgrade builds on the worldwide success of the SGT-A05 program,” said Rob Bouwens, Siemens SGT-A05 sales director. “With a new high efficiency compressor and common design within our global fleet of engines, this product offers a compelling solution for new power applications, as well as retrofit of existing SGT-A05 (KB7S) installations. RWG’s wealth of experience and track record provides confidence that Siemens has selected the right business partner for this new build program.”